By David Thomas on September 11, 2008
We’re back to a simpler format, just listing new cars and how many days it takes them to sell, from the day they reach the lot to the day they drive home with a happy new owner. Remember, folks, this is just a snapshot of the industry, not the be-all, end-all of which cars are best-sellers. Although we do that, too.
Anyway, a reminder on our process: The top 10 movers have to hit a certain number of sales to make the list, while the losers do not. The losers also don’t include 2008 models that are already competing with their 2009 versions.
August’s winners are interesting, with the new Dodge Challenger muscle car doing well now that it has a full lineup of cars available, not just the high-performance SRT8 trim. Otherwise, folks are looking for efficiency … still. And Audi’s sexy A5.
Again, the losers list looks like an SUV and high-performance-car parking lot, with the Audi TT convertible thrown in. Not sure why people aren’t buying the new TT; the 2009s are just reaching dealers. Perhaps it’s a good time to get a 2008.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David